Pipe Organ Database

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Owner (2004)

Originally Bernard [Bernhard] Mudler (1902)

Location:

Trinity United Methodist Church
609 Taylor Street
Port Townsend, WA 98368 US
Organ ID: 24820

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Methodist Churches
  • The organ has been renovated with changes from its original state.
  • The organ's condition needs attention, but in usable condition.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 9 ranks. 491 pipes. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 9 stops. 9 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a case at the front of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 9
  • Registers: 9
  • Position: Keydesk attached.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 27
  • Key Action: Mechanical connection from key to chest (tracker, sticker or mix).
  • Stop Action: Mechanical connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style with a keyboard cover that can be lifted to form a music rack.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in horizontal rows on terraced/stepped jambs.
  • Combination Action: Fixed mechanical system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Pedalboard Type: Flat straight pedalboard.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on February 11, 2012:

Updated through online information from James R. Stettner. -- In November 2011, Puget Sound Pipe Organs of Seattle replaced all pedalboard felt to attain proper pedal position and playing depth. Broken pedal stickers were repaired or replaced. All four couplers were adjusted for proper pluck and optimum opening/function. A future tonal regulation and finishing to correct speech problems and make the organ sound its best is hoped-for.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Database Manager on October 08, 2010:

Updated through online information from James R. Stettner. -- The organ was originally built for the Nazareth German Evangelical Lutheran Church in Camden, NJ. When that congregation disbanded in 1995, the organ was removed by J. Patrick Murphy & Assoc. and stored at their facility. It was purchased by the Port Townsend church in 2002, and picked up by two parishioners and driven across the country in 2003. Assembly took place in 2003-04 primarily by parishioners Stan Goddard and Harry Takata assisted by Monroe, WA organ builder Clinton B. Meadway. Some of the pipework was badly damaged in the past and has been replaced. The drawknobs for each division are a different color wood. The 3-sectional stenciled facade contains the first 19 pipes of the Great 8 ft. Open Diapason. 1-6 are stopped wood diatonically divided on either side of the other 13 zinc facade pipes. The fixed foot trundles are for Piano and Forte and affect both Swell and Great, but not the Pedal nor the couplers.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Database Manager on November 25, 2006:

Identified through on-line information from James R. Stettner.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist copied from the console October 6, 2010
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Organ from rear gallery: Photograph by Michael Way. Taken on 2010-10-07

Organ from rear gallery; closer view: Photograph by Michael Way. Taken on 2010-10-07

Keydesk and facade: Photograph by Michael Way. Taken on 2010-10-07

Keydesk and facade from right: Photograph by Michael Way. Taken on 2010-10-07

Keydesk from left: Photograph by Michael Way. Taken on 2010-10-07

"Manuals, couplers, combination trundles": Photograph by Michael Way. Taken on 2010-10-07

Manuals and couplers: Photograph by Michael Way. Taken on 2010-10-07

Left stopjamb: Photograph by Michael Way. Taken on 2010-10-07

Right stopjamb: Photograph by Michael Way. Taken on 2010-10-07

Builder's nameplate: Photograph by Michael Way. Taken on 2010-10-07

Combination trundles and expression shoe: Photograph by Michael Way. Taken on 2010-10-07

Pedal 16' Bourdon at the rear: Photograph by Michael Way. Taken on 2010-10-07

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